A rare bone cancer robbed Jarrett Mynear of a normal childhood when he was two years old, but it didn't steal his spirit. This extraordinary boy captivated crowds with his courage, faith, and humor in the face of adversity.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself, Jarrett got busy. By delivering thousands of toys to sick children, the pint-sized Santa Claus traveled a path that led to national television appearances, prestigious awards, and a chance meeting with the President of the United States.
This is the true story of a little boy's legacy and how, nearly two decades after his death, he continues to inspire small acts of kindness and huge acts of philanthropy.
About the Author
Marvin Bartlett is an Emmy award-winning journalist with 30 years experience. He holds degrees in journalism from Marshall University and Ohio University. Since 1995, the West Virginia native has anchored the news for WDKY-TV, the Fox affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky. He is well-known for producing "The Spirit of the Bluegrass," a weekly segment featuring unique people and places in Kentucky.